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Colonial Garden Club of Hollis fundraiser yields green

Photo by LORETTA JACKSON Sue Birch, a Colonial Garden Club of Hollis member for 20 years, continues adding empty containers that formerly were filled with scores of annuals and perennials, herbs and other greenery that were sell-outs at the club’s annual plant sale held Saturday.

The Colonial Garden Club of Hollis, organized in 1966, offered once again its annual plant sale, an event presented on historic Monument Square on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend. The event, one that draws hundreds of local shoppers and many others from out of state, is the club’s primary fundraiser for works throughout the year that include beautification projects throughout the town and a scholarship program that gifts each year with a reward of $1,000 a graduating senior from the town’s high school. Hundreds of annuals, perennials and herbs, along with potted trees and shrubs found new homes during the day. The club of around 60 members from the region welcomes newcomers whose interests are gardening, horticulture and conservation. Info: hollisgardenclub.org.